The waffle stitch is quite easy to crochet – much easier than it looks! To create the waffle stitch patter you only need to know how to crochet the Double Crochet and Front Post Double Crochet stitches (which is a variation of double crochet).
This crochet washcloth pattern is a great beginner pattern. I made a short video demonstration of the waffle stitch so you can learn this stitch and make a beautiful washcloth/dishcloth for yourself. The video is made for beginners so you can see learn by watching from the very beginning to the end and can easily follow along.
This crochet washcloth works up quite fast and can be used as a dishcloth or even a hand towel if you make it bigger. It does use a little more yarn as the waffle stitch creates that beautiful three dimensional texture – but it’s really worth it. Waffle stitch is great for blankets as that texture would make the blanket super squishy. It would make a perfect last minute gift!
Depending on your current crochet skills, you could potentially make a couple of those in under an hour. But even if you’re an absolute beginner, this pattern could be a really good project for you to start and complete, all in one day! Making crochet washcloths or dishcloths are a great way to practise new stitches while creating something nice & practical for yourself or for your friends & family!
I made those crochet washcloths using 100% cotton, light worsted #3 weight yarn (8ply/DK). I find cotton works best for washcloths as it absorbs water really well and just feels nice and natural.
Scroll down for the written pattern! You can find a quick 10 min video tutorial on how to crochet the waffle stitch at the bottom of the page!
Waffle Stitch Crochet Use Ideas
- Washcloths, dishcloths
- Blankets, throws
- Kitchen / tea towels, hand towels
- Scarves and shawls
- Headbands and ear warmers
- Anything where you’d like to have extra texture and squishiness! Great for winter makes!
Waffle Stitch Crochet Washcloth Pattern
This pattern is for a small washcloth (see dimensions). You can easily make a bigger size by chaining more for your foundation chain (a multiple of 3 plus 2) and adding more rows.
You can use any type of yarn you like but you’ll need to adjust the size of your hook accordingly (check yarn label).
Yarn: 100% Cotton, light worsted #3/DK/8ply
Hook: 3.5mm (E-4)
This washcloth measures 5.5” x 7” (14cm x 18cm)
Abbreviations (US Terms)
Ch = chain
St = stitch
DC = double crochet
FPDC = front post double crochet
Crochet Washcloth Instructions
Ch 29. If you like to make it larger or smaller, chain a multiple of 3 plus 2 (Multiple of 3 means any number that can be devided by 3, e.g. 3, 6, 9, 12 etc. Then add 2 to that number. I have chained 27 plus 2, total 29 chains.)
Row 1: DC in third chain from hook and across, turn (total 27)
Row 2: Ch 2, DC in first stitch, FPDC in next, *DC in next two stitches, FPDC in next**, repeat from * to ** to end of row. DC in last St, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, DC in first St, DC in next, *FPDC in next two Sts, DC in next** repeat from * to ** to end of row. DC in last St, turn.
Row 4-22: repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach your desired size.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Crochet Waffle Stitch Washcloth – Video Demonstration
Done! Enjoy your new washcloth 🙂
Hope you like the waffle stitch and find it easy to crochet! If you like some more ideas or inspiration, take a look at those free patterns below.